Born February 12, 1938, Ukrainian.
. He graduated from Kiev Geological College and the Khabarovsk Institute of National Economy.
. In 1956 began working as a stoker on ships Dnepropetrovsk technical section of the waterway.
. From 1957 to 1963 he served in the army.
. Since 1963 he works in the oil and gas industry in Sakhalin.
. In Okha geological expedition (now trust "Sahalingeofizrazvedka") worked as a technician, a radio operator, technician, operator, chief of seismic party.
. Since 1985 - Head of Okha geological expedition.
. Since 1987 - Deputy Chief of Sakhalinmorneftegaz
. Since 1988 - Managing trust "Sahalingeofizrazvedka.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma.
. Since 1996, the representative of the Sakhalin Oblast in the federal legislature.
. In 1996 elected Chairman of the Sakhalin Oblast Duma.
. In the post went to the Federation Council of the second convocation.
. Has a son.